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Kyagulanyi calls for peaceful protests

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The former National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has rallied Ugandans to protest peacefully, saying it is their constitutional right. Kyagulanyi who addressed a press conference on Facebook viewed by at least 23,000 people on Sunday evening said that although they had gone …

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Mwiru petitions court to overturn Nabeta’s victory

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja South East Member of Parliament Paul Mwiru has petitioned Jinja High Court to overturn the election of his National Resistance Movement-NRM party rival, Nathan Igeme Nabeta. Mwiru lost to Nabeta in the January 14th, 2021 polls. Mwiru who ran on the Alliance for …

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Leaders call for calm after court ruling on Soroti city boundaries

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is anxiety in Soroti city following the High Court ruling that overturned its verdict on the Soroti city boundaries. On Wednesday, Justice Wilson Masalu Musene overturned his ruling and reverted the two, Aloet and Opiyai wards to Soroti East division basing on the affidavits …

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60 arrested in operation over planned riots

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says the operations are in response to the call by Bobi Wine urging people to demonstrate peacefully Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 people have been arrested in the city centre in an operation against planned riots. An Officer in Charge of …

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Fred Nyanzi petitions High Court to overturn Nsereko’s victory

Fred Nyanzi wants the High Court to stop Nsereko from swearing in and declare him the legitimate winner of the polls Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu, the former National Unity Platform candidate in the Kampala Central Parliamentary race has petitioned High Court seeking to overturn the victory of …

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Wakiso women stage protest over abducted persons on Women’s day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso women have peacefully demonstrated to express concern over their missing relatives as their way to commemorate world Women’s day. The grieving women read a list of many missing persons who are not on the list released by Internal Affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo, and …

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Campaign posters litter city weeks after elections

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Different parts of Kampala are still littered with campaign posters weeks after the 2021 general elections. In September 2020, candidates vying for various elective positions splashed their campaign posters on buildings, utility poles, trees and roundabouts among others. The posters were pinned using glue …

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Minister attributes elections loss to desert locust propaganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture Minister has attributed his loss in the January general elections to propaganda over intervention on the desert locusts. The head of the docket Vincent Ssempijja lost to National Unity Platform-NUP party candidate Francis Katabaazi in the Kalungu East County parliamentary race. Ssempijja who was …

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